[CSH-IFI Workshop] Certification and quality labels as policy tools to promote sustainability

[CSH-IFI Workshop] Certification and quality labels as policy tools to promote sustainability

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The Centre de Sciences Humaines (CSH) and Institut Français, India are delighted to invite you to a Workshop on:

Certification and quality labels as policy tools to promote sustainability

March 29th 2019, IFI conference room, 2, Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam Road, 11 0011 Delhi.


According to standard economic theory, quality labels is a natural mechanism that produces can use in situations where products characteristics and quality are imperfectly observable. The workshop aims at examining the relevance of labels in the specific context of agricultural or food products, by focusing specifically on the “environmental” quality of those. It will contrast the basic economic theory of product quality labeling as applied to agricultural products with its daily practice by NGOs, government officials, and lawyers (who must often defend the certification against “counterfeiters” in both India and France). These two countries exhibit in effect a large agricultural sector (as measured by its share of GDP) while differing significantly in their use of quality certification, with France resorting massively to this mechanism, and India being still relatively prudent on that front.


8H30-9H00: Welcoming coffee and tea

9H00-9H15: Welcoming comments (Nicolas Gravel, Professor, Aix-Marseille Université and director of CSH and Adèle Martial-Gros, Deputy Counselor for Scientific and Academic Cooperation, French Embassy in India)

9H15-10H00: Lisette Ibanez (Research professor, Institut National de Recherche Agronomique (INRA) and Centre for Environmental Economics, Université de Montpellier) “Pros and Cons of Environmental Certification: The view point of behavioral economics

10H00-10H45: Sangeeta Bansal (Professor, Center for International Trade and Development, Jawaharlal Nehru University), “Economic Implications of Food Labelling”.

10H45-11H15: Coffee Break

11H15-13H15: Certification: from theory to practice. Panel discussion chaired by: Françoise Moreau-Lalanne, Agricultural Counselor for India and South Asia, Embassy of France

Kishan Chandra
, Director, National Center for Organic Farming
Vishnu Chandra Srivastava, Deputy Advisor, Quality Council of India
Ashish Gupta, Representative of the Participatory Guaranteed Scheme, Food and Agriculture Organization
Latha R. Nair, Lawyer, K&S Partners, Intellectual Property Attorneys

13H15-15H00: Lunch (Khan Market, on invitation)

15H00-19H00 Contests in Mathematics and Sustainability (organized by the French Embassy)

19H-21H00: Cocktail

More info : nicolas  {dot}  gravel  {at}  csh-delhi  {dot}  com

For registration:

RSVP mentioning your full name to be sent to: neeru  {dot}  gohar  {at}  csh-delhi  {dot}  com

(!) All French diplomatic territories being under protection, registered persons shall not forget their ID proof to be granted access to CSH.

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